Historical information

The Alfred Hospital initiated a Preliminary Training School in 1933 with Gwen Burbidge in charge of the training. From 1935, this textbook was a guide for many nurse teaching hospitals in Australia.


This book assisted teachers and nurses both, for many years.

Physical description

A small, light blue, fabric covered book.

Inscriptions & markings

The book is titled 'Lectures for Nurses'.
The book was written by G. N. Burbidge and printed in 1935. Gwen Burbidge was a tutor sister at Alfred Hospital at the time the book was published. She presented this autographed copy of her book, in 1954, to Sister Headberry who was also a tutor sister at the Alfred.